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Biggers, Arthur Frederick (1898–1926)

Arthur Biggers, 26, son of Mr Arthur Biggers, one of the best-known residents of Cessnock, was killed in an awfully sudden manner this morning at Aberdare Extended Colliery.

A waggon of chitter was being taken to the dump and Biggers was putting a sprag on the wheel. The sprag, it is believed, sprang back and hit Biggers causing him to fall on the rail. The truck came back and passed over his head. Death was instantaneous.

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'Biggers, Arthur Frederick (1898–1926)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/biggers-arthur-frederick-32138/text39713, accessed 21 May 2022.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

19 December, 1898
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Death

24 April, 1926 (aged 27)
Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

workplace accident

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